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Eskdale Spur Bogong

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by ski spiggy, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. ski spiggy

    ski spiggy Hard Yards

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    Hi all.

    I want to spend a couple of days at Bogong in the next few weeks. From memory, the track up to Eskdale Spur is now more of a road than a track. I just want to know whether I take the Land Cruiser, or the fuel efficient Corolla.

    Thanks,
    Spig
     
  2. ski spiggy

    ski spiggy Hard Yards

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    Ahh. Please ignore this post. Considering what could go wrong, the Land Cruiser is the only choice.
    Cheers,
    Spig
     
  3. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I took in a C Class Mercedes a couple of years ago. Road was dry.
     
  4. Xplora

    Xplora One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Not a lot of chance getting stuck in the Corolla from now on. The odd pot hole and a bit of mud after rain. Plenty others head up in 2wd. You would pay for dinner on what the Landcruiser would cost you in comparison. I would still consider taking a chainsaw as a tree may be the only thing to stop you.
     
  5. neilmny

    neilmny Addicted

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    Mmmmmm Corollas.....we had a 70? model and later a 74 model. They would almost go anywhere and on a sniff of an oily rag.
     
  6. Chaeron

    Chaeron One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Last time I was up a month ago a Suzuki Swift was pulling into the Camp Creek parking area as I was leaving...
     
  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do they still have valet parking?
     
  8. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Of course, just leave your keys in the ignition.
     
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  9. JAM

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    The Rolla will be fine. The main thing to go wrong is a tree over the road. Type of vehicle won't matter then.

    JAM
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry, Rolls has a flat tyre so I had to leave it somewhere & have the Bently brought to continue the journey.

    This in fact was the exact story given by a student (as to why she was late) to my father when he was a flying instructor at Bankstown in the late 60s.
     
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  11. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Road must be pretty dry now...Corolla should be fine...small chainsaw is good insurance should a tree fall over road ....that road in is high quality.good compacted surface with only a few rocks and pot holes.gradient is gentle throughout.Just watch for wildlife if exiting in dark!
     
  12. skifree

    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Take a picnic & 2 cartons of beer in case of tree falls. A simple plan.
     
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  13. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup with a dry road you will get most cars in but even a Humvee won't get past a big fallen tree. Chainsaw is a good option but a big one might be beyond your pay grade and require DSE intervention.
     
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    skifree grey Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    1 carton is the thankyou for the 4wd nuts with the welder & kitchen sink & chainsaws & leather chaps who interrupt your picnic by coming along & cut the tree into coasters.
     
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  15. Endless_Winter

    Endless_Winter One of Us

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    If you're not taking a chainsaw and a drag chain, then maybe check the weather to see if there's a big wind event forecast. If not, you'll most likely be fine.

    This happened to me after a storm this year, I was only doing a day trip and this was going in so the only bad part was an extra 4ish km of skinning I hadn't counted on. :crap::cry::confused::eek: